MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – Police removed three people from a Miami Gardens home that was surrounded after a chase of robbery suspects in a stolen car.
According to Miami Gardens Police, BSO deputies spotted a beige Toyota Camry which was reported stolen by 57-year-old Robert Leipzig early Thursday morning.
Leipzig was trying to catch feral cats in a Miami Gardens parking lot in order to get them spaying or neutered when two men pistol-whipped him, stole his pants with cash and jewelry, and his Camry, according to Miami Gardens police. They left him beaten, bruised and wearing only his skivvies when they took off.
Friday morning, the suspects in Leipzig’s stolen car led deputies on a chase from Broward County into Miami Gardens where they bailed out at 189th Terrace and NW 3rd Avenue.
Two men were spotted running into the house and officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department Special Response Team were immediately on the scene to check out the house.
“The vehicle was stolen, actually carjacking,” said Carlton Coleman, Miami Gardens Police Information Officer.
As the morning progressed, police issued warning and with machine guns drawn, approached the house. Two people initially came out and a third person was later pulled out of the attic.
No one was injured in the standoff, but the three people from the home have been detained.